[ kou-lee-ang ]
/ ˌkaʊ liˈæŋ /
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a variety of grain sorghum.
a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.
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Origin of kaoliang
<Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
Words nearby kaoliang
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Example sentences from the Web for kaoliang
From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale
British Dictionary definitions for kaoliang
/ (ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ) /
any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare
Word Origin for kaoliang
from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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